Court funds: declaration of nearest of kin

Form to access a Court Funds Office account to deal with the estate of someone who's passed away, where the estate is worth under £5,000.



Include a certified copy of the death certificate and the will, if they left one.

The declaration needs to be signed and witnessed by a commissioner for oaths, lawyer, magistrate, judge or court official.

If there are other beneficiaries then you must include a letter of consent signed, dated and witnessed by them.

You must also complete a sell or transfer securities form (CFO SST1) if there are any securities in the account.

Published 2 December 2011